Monthly Archives: July 2015

Anna Deveare Smith interview on KQED

I had never heard the term documentary theatre before, but this show is definitely that. Having just seen it the other night, I was blown away by this one woman (and one musician) show. Both performers were excellent, but it … Continue reading

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As we gear up for a new school year, I find this post is helpful to me, as an educator AND as a parent…

There is no denying, in the world of a 24 hour news cycle and social media opinions everywhere, that the ability to doubt one’s own parenting skills is never ending. I love this piece in the Motherlode blog because it … Continue reading

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A former student, a personal goal and a happy intersection in independent schools…

What I remember most about Mirna as a student living in the dorms in my first teaching job at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. is her voice. She used to bring me to tears when she sang. Her … Continue reading

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Motherlode Blogpost on Summer Reading

Summer Reading for Adults NY Times Blogpost This made me think about my preferred style of reading. I have become much more automatic about reading news online, but I still prefer a hard copy book to a digital version, except … Continue reading

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Technology and Screens and Children, oh my!

Since it was published a week ago in the New York Times Well Blog, this article has generated a lot of debate. As with so many things re: parenting, we each have to decide for ourselves what we can and … Continue reading

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An App for Parents! What your kids should watch, customized for you!

I’ve long been an admirer of Common Sense Media. They do good work, provide excellent resource information and have no ulterior motives. This app helps parents, as consumers, BEFORE you buy that_______ (fill in the blank: movie to stream, app, … Continue reading

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An interesting post by former colleague and friend, Kyle Redford.

This is a thought provoking and interesting Op-Ed by Kyle Redford. I am definitely one of those “just let them play” speech givers, but I understand what Kyle is saying here, and for students with learning challenges, summer can be … Continue reading

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